A New Benefits Trend

hreonline.com – By Andrew R. McIlvaine

Benefits for same-sex couples are far from an anomaly these days. A recently released report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust finds that 31 percent of employers offer health benefits to employees with a same-sex partner or spouse this year, compared to 21 percent in 2009. And, according to the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign, 85 percent of Fortune 100 companies provide this coverage.

Now, a new form of benefit is finding its way to employers’ radar screens: transgender health benefits…